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at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katy perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president also accused his opponent, mitt romney, of backing away from campaign promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i am president i will take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles of main america so far. >> reporter: the republican nominee
here on "the los angeles times," again you can see that same picture finger pointing. the headline here, a sharper tone in round two. this time the president firmly confronts romney who holds his own in a lively exchange. i think this is indicative of what we're seeing across the board. both candidates held their own, but president obama agreements the slight edge here. cnn took an instant poll right after the debate. what it showed was that obama got a seven-point lead right after the debate. same with a cbs instant poll. so again slight edge going to obama but romney most certainly holding his own. coming up, we'll be heading outside where they're going to be putting up these front pages from all newspapers across the country. they're going to be putting up right outside on that sidewalk right outside the newseum. we'll show them to you in just about half an hour. >> that always attracts a lot of attention. people walking by. thank you, kristin. >>> our time right now is 6:09. howard and monika both up next with weather and traffic. later in sports, find out why the washington caps fa
is just 30 minutes away. >> one of our favorite shows of course. charlie rose joining us live from los angeles apparent accepting an emmy or something. what are you doing out there, charlie? >> i came ow to do a little -- came out to do a little conference talk with some people at cbs and some conversations about what's happening in hollywood and things like that but it's fun to be out here. fly back tonight in time to do some things on the debate. tomorrow morning can't wait to see the debate, though. >> us, too. >> good morning to you. this morning we'll go to danville, kentucky to see how vice president biden and congressman ryan are preparing for the debate. we'll ask obama's senior strategist if biden can make up for the president's performance last week. also, at pen, colorado has a -- aspen, colorado has a big bear problem. we'll ride along as police confront the neighborhood troublemakers. also, we'll look at new documents out this morning 50 years after the cuban missile crisis. that and more when we see you at 7:00. >> all right, charlie. have a good time in l.a. and hope you
. airline screeners in japan let a guy armed to the teeth board a plane to los angeles. the guy walked off the plane into lax wearing a trench coat. underneath that trench coat bulletproof body armor, flame retardant pants. so then authorities said probably should check his luggage. when they did that they found a hatchet, knives, smoke grenade, three billy clubs, even a biohazards suit. >> what are they saying in japan? >>> another high powered executive is feeling the heat for chopping down trees overlooking the c&o canal on the potomac. lockheed's c.e.o. robert stevens admits he cleared 25,000 square feet of trees located when the prestigious merry go round enclave off river road. redskin owner dan snyder also ran into trouble for cutting down trees without permission. he lives up the street from stevens. a lawyer for stevens says he had the woods thinned out because last june's derecho caused so much damage on his property. the executive says he paid $1,000 fine and is working closely with montgomery county authorities to restore the land to its natural beauty. >>> time right now 16:38
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